• Welcome to Homeless Student Services
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    You can enroll in school even if you have:
    • Uncertain housing
    • A temporary address
    • No permanent address

    You are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law if you live:

    • In a shelter (family, domestic violence, or youth shelter or transitional living program)
    • In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing
    • In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss
    • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the street
    • In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not your parent or guardian
    • In substandard housing (without electricity, water, or heat)
    • With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth


    To enroll in or attend school if you live under any of these conditions, you do NOT need to provide:

    • Proof of residency
    • Immunization records or tuberculosis skin-test results
    • School records
    • Legal guardianship papers


     You may: 

    • Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which you are eligible.
    • Continue to attend the school in which you were last enrolled even if you have moved away from that school’s attendance zone or district.
    • Receive transportation from your current residence back to your school of origin.
    • Qualify automatically for child nutrition programs (free and    reduced-price lunches and other district food programs).
    • Contact the district liaison to resolve any disputes that arise during the enrollment process.


    Parents’ responsibilities are to:

    • Make sure your child attends school regularly and completes homework and projects on time.
    • Attend parent/teacher conferences, Back-to-School Nights, and other school-related activities.
    • Stay informed of school rules, regulations, and activities.
    • Participate in school advisory/decision-making activities.


    Purpose:"...to ensure that (homeless) children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments." DS Sec. 1001


     Resources Guide 2017-18



  • Contact Us:
    Director and District Liaison for Homeless Students
    916.294.9000 ext 103400
    Categorical Administrative Technician 
    Renee Lee
    916.294.9000  ext 103400
    Education Services Homeless Student Liaison
    916.294.9090 ext. 610344
    Categorical Program Assistant
    916.294.9090 ext 610341
    Categorical Program Assistant
    916-294-9090 ext  610211
    Clerk Typist III
    916-294-9090 ext. 610340

    Homeless Student Services office is located at:

    Cordova Lane Center
    2460 Cordova Lane, Room 11
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670